Want to make a difference, and have fun? Can you spare 2 hours a fortnight to support a marginalised young person?
LINK works with 12-18 year olds who have become isolated due to mental health issues.
The in-person, 1-1 befriending meetings take place out in the community. This safe, supported timeout helps the young people to increase their wellbeing, resilience, social and relationship skills.
When you meet, and what you do with your befriending time together is left up to you and the young person to decide. It may be a walk, café cinema, bowling - there's a monthly allowance to cover expenses.
no upper age limit has been specified
Training provided: Volunteers receive training; ongoing support and supervision; personal development and social outing opportunities.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Travel and out-of-pocket expenses are paid, up to a set monthly amount.
Experience required: No special qualifications or experience required.
Desirable skills - reliability; sense of fun and friendly; kindness; patience; good communication and listening skills; ability to volunteer independently, with regular supervision - over a cuppa and cake.
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Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
Register with us
Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.
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